The trash, recycling, and compost collection schedule for your home is based on your address.

Place your items curbside after 6 PM (if in a bin with a secured lid) or after 8 PM (if in bags) and before midnight the evening before your scheduled pickup.

  • If your pickup is before 4 PM, you must retrieve bins by 9 PM.
  • If your pickup is after 4 PM, you must retrieve bins by 9 AM the following morning.

Suspensions may occur for a City holiday or during a snowstorm.

The Department of Sanitation (DSNY) changed the usual time for placing trash, recycling, and compost out at the curb for collection. The new set-out times will help keep city streets clean and reduce food sources for rats.

Under the new rules, residential buildings must

  • Place waste out after 6 PM in a secure container of 55 gallons or less with a secure lid, or
  • Place waste out after 8 PM if putting bags directly on the curb.

Bundled cardboard and bulk items can be placed out any time between 6 PM and midnight.

Appliances containing CFC must be placed out between 6 PM and midnight the evening before the scheduled CFC and Freon Removal appointment.

To ensure collection, all waste must be set out no later than midnight the night before your collection day.

The new set-out times went into effect on April 1, 2023.

Policy Feedback

You can submit feedback to DSNY about the new set-out time policy.

Property owners of buildings with 9+ residential units and a janitorial staff may opt in to a 4 AM to 7 AM setout window during the yearly application period. The opt-in period only runs between January 1 and January 31 each year. 

The application period to opt into this alternate set-out time is currently closed.

If your application was approved, your building’s alternate set-out time is in effect from April 1, 2024 through March 31, 2025. 

If your application was not approved, you must follow the set-out times for all other residential properties.

Buildings currently enrolled in the 4 AM to 7 AM set-out window cannot set out waste at any other time. Violators are subject to enforcement penalties. After two penalties, the property will be removed from the morning opt-in program.

You can contact the Department of Sanitation by email or by phone if you have questions about the program, including how to opt out.

By Email 

By Phone

Call 311 or 212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675) for help.

If your collection day falls on a holiday, there may be changes to your collection schedule. 

Make sure to always check back near the date of the holiday to confirm the exact guidelines.

2024 Sanitation Holidays

January 1 (Monday)New Year's Day
January 15 (Monday)Martin Luther King Jr. Day
February 12 (Monday)Lincoln's Birthday
February 19 (Monday)Washington's Birthday (Presidents' Day)
May 27 (Monday)Memorial Day
June 19 (Wednesday)Juneteenth
July 4 (Thursday)Independence Day
September 2 (Monday)Labor Day
October 14 (Monday)Italian Heritage Day/Indigenous Peoples' Day
November 5 (Tuesday)Election Day
November 11 (Monday)Veterans Day
November 28 (Thursday)Thanksgiving
December 25 (Wednesday)Christmas

For information on school schedules, school officials must contact the DOE Division of School Facilities in Long Island City.

Contact information for School Facilities is available through the school.

You can look up the collection days for a non-profit address that is registered for Department of Sanitation (DSNY) collections.

Look up the collection schedule for a specific address.

If you need to sign up for DSNY collections, visit the Trash and Recycling Collection Request for Residence or Non-Profit page.

Set-Out Times

Non-profit organizations registered for DSNY collections must follow these guidelines:

  • Place waste out after 6 PM in a secure container of 55 gallons or less with a secure lid, or
  • Place waste out after 8 PM if putting bags directly on the curb.

You can report that the collection days listed in the Department of Sanitation's collection schedule lookup for your address are incorrect.

Call 311 or 212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675) for help.

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